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FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, Franklin died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of SoulFor more than a decade, Aretha Franklin called on Global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody to discuss everything from her health to a potential wedding to her music
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FILE - In this June 9, 2016 file photo, composer John Williams poses on the red carpet at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. "Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
John Williams composition about ghost making world premiereA new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere
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Singers Janet Jackson, left, and Daddy Yankee attend their "Made For Now" single release party at Samsung on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new songJanet Jackson and Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new song "Made for You" in New York
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FILE - In this July 8, 2012 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP, File)
MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha FranklinThe MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin _ they're just not sure how they will do it
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in DetroitAretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo Young Thug attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York. Police say the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los AngelesPolice say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car
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FILE - This Dec. 5, 1968 file photo shows the rock band Jefferson Airplane as they pose in their Pacific Heights, San Francisco apartment. They are, from left: Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. A lawsuit filed by Balin, 77, filed against Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital says the singer and guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord because of the procedure done after he was hospitalized for an emergency heart surgery in 2016. Lawyers for Balin filed the suit on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in federal court in Manhattan, seeking unspecified damages. (AP Photo, File)
Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined careerJefferson Airplane co-founder sues hospital, saying botched tracheotomy destroyed his career
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York.  An Atlanta-area property company is suing R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. SB Property Management Global, LLC., based in East Point, filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. It says one home suffered damage to electric wiring, flooring, and windows and was missing items including a stove, furniture, ceiling fans and 22 light fixtures.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Georgia company sues R. Kelly over damage to rental homesA Georgia property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
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FILE - In this April 28, 1993 file photo, Aretha Franklin, foreground left, performs in the finale of "Aretha Franklin: Duets," an AIDS benefit concert for the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York, as singers Smokey Robinson, background from left, Gloria Estefan, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt and actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro look on. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performancesTelevision producer Ken Ehrlich worked with Aretha Franklin to help create some of her most magical performances, including her legendary performance of the aria 'Nessun Dorma' on the 1998 Grammys
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In this July 26, 2018 photo, Afghan musicians Hakim Ebrahimi, left, and Soraya Hosseini, members of the Arikayn rock band, play music at a furniture workshop on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. Like others in Iran's vibrant arts scene, Afghan musicians must contend with hard-liners who view Western culture as corrupt and object to women performing in public. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in IranAfghan rock band's struggle to hit right note in Iran shows challenges faced by immigrants
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FILE - In this June 15, 2004 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem before the start of game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers in Auburn Hills, Mich. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
In Franklin's anthems, women heard an empowering messageAretha Franklin didn't see herself as a feminist heroine, but many women felt inspired and empowered by the message in some of her most famous anthems
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Various Aretha Franklin compact discs are shown while being played outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. C.L. Franklin, her father, had been pastor at the church that Franklin learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on cityAretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.
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FILE- In this April 19, 2007 file photo, U.S. singer Madonna carries her Malawian adopted son David Banda in the village of Masekese, Malawi. The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, inspired by her adopted son David Banda who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, file)
Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, tooMadonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom with plans to build an academy in Malawi
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FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Jill Janus arrives for the Kerrang! Awards 2013 in London. Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43. A statement from Janus' bandmates and family released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, through publicist Alexandra Greenberg said Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died
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